The Danger and Fear of Being Alone
In today`s society where the elderly or the infirm are more than ever left on their own, there are increasing dangers of falling, becoming ill or criminal activity. Even just contemplating these dangers are enough to significantly raise the anxiety levels of people living on their own. Telephones or mobiles are not always ready to hand so help cannot be summoned right when it is needed most.
Family, friends and cares are also subjected to the additional stress of not knowing their loved ones have access to emergency help.
Advances in technology have resulted in a number of devices able to help individuals requiring urgent assistance.
Falls are the leading cause of hospital admissions in people aged 65 years and over, and account for 14% of emergency admissions and 4% of all hospital admissions in this age group. The “long lie” is a term used in the monitoring of falls, it is a marker for weakness, illness and social isolation in an individual.
A study concluded that 50% of elderly people who lie on the floor following a fall or medical emergency, for one hour or more die within 6 months of the fall, even if there is no direct injury from the fall. Falls can lead to an excessive fear of future falls which manifest as loss of confidence, hesitancy and tentativeness, which result in loss of mobility and independence. This is known as“post fall syndrome”. Falls can be a direct consequence of a medical emergency. When a fall or medical emergency occurs, it is vital that assistance is summoned immediately to enable the best possible outcome for the patient.
Who Needs One?
Recommended for all seniors Anyone who lives alone
Essential for anyone suffering from a range of common medical conditions and disabilities
Those recently discharged from hospital that require emergency contact
People who want to live out their years at home with their own independence
Individuals or carers that require a peace of mind that help is only the press of a button away
Alzheimer sufferers where there is a danger of leaving the home unaccompanied
Where Does it Work?
Anywhere in Australia where there is a Telstra signal
Inside or outside
In the home, in the street or even at the shops!
How Does it Work?
You supply us with up to five contact numbers which can include 000
We programme the pendant for you
In the event of a fall OR the press of the SOS button OR if a person walks outside of a pre-defines geographical area the following takes place:-
The pendant send SMS messages to the first three contacts
The SMS message include a google map location of the last known position
The pendant then calls the contacts sequentially until contact is made
A hands free conversation can then take place to assist the wearer
GET HELP FAST!
There is no need for any further presses of a button as the pendant has a built in microphone and speakers and is completely totally hands free
All ACAQ alarms are set up by our technician and are ready to use, unlike many cheaper alarms available, ensuring immediate support.
No stressing or wondering how to set the device up.
What Does it Cost?
Pendants can be purchased outright or on a payment plan.
After the first three months there is a monitoring fee of $10 per month paid in three monthly blocks.
The monitoring can be cancelled at any time without penalty.
Outright purchase $495.00 with the first three months monitoring free thereafter $10 per month
Payment plan $12.50 (approx) per week for twelve months with the first three months monitoring free thereafter $10 per month
What Do I Do Next?
Don`t put it off any longer - Act NOW to get that peace of mind or Even Save a Life!
Call 1300 144 961 to order or for any further information OR
Complete the Complete the contact form